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Grounding

rogerhbanks <roger.banks@...>
 

For my 1982 Mango I'm trying to establish a clear set of groundings for AC, DC, RF and
lightening, following an excellent primer on the subject at SailMail. Can anyone please
advise what is the copper terminal which is located between the transom and the deeper
aft storage space in the aft cabin, or just to starboard of the lazarette? Nothing is
connected to it in my boat and it disappears into the fibreglass of the hull. I'm wondering
if might be the access to an RF ground laid into the original fibreglass layers. Also, I can't
see a lightening ground system. Can anyone help? Regards


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grounding

silkair@...
 

Tom
What happened when you were struck? Were you damaged, lose your
electronics?
SV Eshamy Mango #15


Sharki, Hallelujah

wmgiesecke <wmgiesecke@...>
 

I am not now an Amel owner but am possibly interested in the Sharki,
Hallelujah. Some members may know the boat. She was dismasted in a
roll off the coast of Colombia in late 2000 (I believe). I believe
the owner affected repairs himself in Panama and continued on the
voyage. The boat is for sale in Annapolis, and I am trying to learn
whether anyone knows of the quality of the repairs - masts, rigging,
hard dodger, etc. - that were made and of the overall integrity of the
boat. Thusfar, I am unable to gain any information on the boat
through the listing brokerage. Additionally, the owners are in Canada
and apparently unavailable for assistance.


Re: Anti Siphon Valve

Zanareva
 

Michael,

I have posted three pics showing how the vented loop has been
installed on my Perkins in my Super Maramu. Look for them in
the "Super Maramu - interior" photos folder on this site.

I recommend Nigel Calder's "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical
Manual". He has a good write up on pages 258-259 (with drawings) on
siphon breaks for engine installations both above- and below- the
waterline.

All the best,

Richard Tate
SM#5 "Spice"


Bow Thruster Oil

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

Hi Randy,

I confirm it's 90 weight oil for the bow thruster. The regular engine oil
goes in the transmission keel box and the water maker high pressure pump.

Glad to hear that you still have your great boat! All is well here and
itching to get going again. Many improvements have been done over the winter


Regards to Alex.

Ian SM 414 Crusader (still in Cyprus)


RE : [Amel Yacht Owners] bow-thruster oil

Patrick Naegels <naegels@...>
 

Hi Randy,

oil be te used is 90 type

Patrick
Caramel (SM 2000 #329)

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À : amelyachtowners@...
Objet : [Amel Yacht Owners] bow-thruster oil


I am in the process of changing the oil in the bow
thruster of my SM 2000, #240. However, since
performing this maintenance a couple of years ago, I
have forgottgen whether to use 90 weight gear oil, or
plain old 30 or 40 weight motor oil. (I think it's the
latter.)
Can anyone advise me?
Many thanks,
Randy Kilmon
"Drifter"

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bow-thruster oil

Randy Kilmon <drifter01us@...>
 

I am in the process of changing the oil in the bow
thruster of my SM 2000, #240. However, since
performing this maintenance a couple of years ago, I
have forgottgen whether to use 90 weight gear oil, or
plain old 30 or 40 weight motor oil. (I think it's the
latter.)
Can anyone advise me?
Many thanks,
Randy Kilmon
"Drifter"

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Mango wiring diagram

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the Mango? Mine is a 1982 and
I'm having some trouble understanding some of the bits & pieces.

Regards, Roger
Message from Roger Banks
Mobile: 0407 91 4601
Home: +61 2 6291 4601


Anti Siphon Valve

silkair@...
 

I have a Mango with a M-92 Perkins installed. I am looking for ideas on the
correct way to install an anti siphon valve or loop. The old engine had a
valve installed between the seacock and a refrigeration condenser which was part
of the raw water system. I am not sure if this is OK though the boat
travelled 1000s of miles in this manner.
SV Eshamy Mango#15 Michael P. McCarthy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MARAMU BATTERY CHARGER - HELP

Steve Leeds
 

Alex,
I have a 1985 Sharki with a Scheiber CJ 400 C charger which charges 30 amp hour max to charge our 450 amp hours of batteries. We had an electrical short in the wiring to the charger a few days after we purchased MACCABEE in 1990 which melted all the wires to the charger from the batteries (we were saved from a fire by a 400 amp smart charger shunt melting as the charger had no fuse at that time!) My electrician had the charger open to inspect and test and rewire. The charger was unhurt and has been working well 20 years now. It is a pretty basic unit and I believe if you want to keep it, it should be fairly easy to repair -- no high tech electronics.

While I know the newer models can do all sorts of tricks such as equalizing and can be safely left on all the time, we have been happy with the old Scheiber. The 110/220 option has been a big help on our circumnavigation and we appreciate the reliability of the old unit. I have noticed a lot of repairs and replacements with some of the newer models! I would strongly suggest installing an in-line fuse with whatever option you decide on.

Good luck either way!

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Alejandro Paquin <alex.paquin@...> wrote:
Simpatico is a 1981 Maramu hull no. 94. The original Scheiber
S.A.charger/transformer (type C1400A) stopped working over the weekend.
I have four acid lead deep cycle batteries with aprox 780 amp/h
capacity.
The unit is 400VA and runs on 100/220V to charge 12V/24 DC. The serial
number is 1/7/81.
Does anyone have any experience servicing this unit and understand how
the wiring is set up? It is still the original arrangement and has
never been modified.
i would appreciate any feedback regarding repairs or replacement
options.
I do not have a diesel generator onboard.

Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel owners websites

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Steve what a great suggestion!

We've just, or just in the process ,of finalising the purchase of our Super
Maramu, and believe me that in itself is an adventure.

Might I suggest that a list of Recommendations for SM Owners is also
developed, so that we might all share in the benefits of the 'pain of
learning' .

Best Wishes

Rob and Glen - 'Serena Azul' (our new baby!)

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From: "hns154es" <hns154es@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 1:29 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel owners websites


SM #158 = http://nathape.sailingsite.org :-))


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "bearvision2000"
<CaptMunro@c...> wrote:
Is there anywhere in the Yahoo groups where we can see where the Amel
owners websites are if they have public websites? I think it would
be
fun to read their adventures.

Steve





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MARAMU BATTERY CHARGER - HELP

Alejandro Paquin
 

Simpatico is a 1981 Maramu hull no. 94. The original Scheiber
S.A.charger/transformer (type C1400A) stopped working over the weekend.
I have four acid lead deep cycle batteries with aprox 780 amp/h
capacity.
The unit is 400VA and runs on 100/220V to charge 12V/24 DC. The serial
number is 1/7/81.
Does anyone have any experience servicing this unit and understand how
the wiring is set up? It is still the original arrangement and has
never been modified.
i would appreciate any feedback regarding repairs or replacement
options.
I do not have a diesel generator onboard.

Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO


Re: Amel owners websites

hns154es <hns154es@...>
 

SM #158 = http://nathape.sailingsite.org :-))


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "bearvision2000"
<CaptMunro@c...> wrote:
Is there anywhere in the Yahoo groups where we can see where the Amel
owners websites are if they have public websites? I think it would
be
fun to read their adventures.

Steve


Amel owners websites

bearvision2000 <CaptMunro@...>
 

Is there anywhere in the Yahoo groups where we can see where the Amel
owners websites are if they have public websites? I think it would be
fun to read their adventures.

Steve


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

PFM53 <pfm53@...>
 

Hi Mark

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We were out of the country and I
was unable to check email.

Are there specific details you would like to know? We are asking $350,000 if
we sell her before bringing her back to the US and lising with Joel Potter. I
am not sure what price he will put on it. I do have some pictures and I will
locate them and send them to you.

Jerry Trimm

------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 12 May 2005 06:38:12 AM PDT
From: "Shann, Mark V" <shannmv@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Hi Jerry, I have an 1984 Maramu and am looking to move up. Based in Med,
but may more to Trinidad next year, could you send me some more details,
price and if poss, photos,

Thanks

Mark Shann
Synnefoula

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of PFM53
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Hi all

After much agonizing, my wife and I have decided to sell our 1995 Super
Maramu. When we bought her, we thought we were going to retire, but
have since discovered we are not quite ready to so yet. So, the
following is a brief description of "PFM":

The boat is US Coast Guard Registry

The aft cabin has a double bed with Vanity

The engine has been well maintained and we have never had a problem with
it.
It has approximately 2500 hours. Generator (also never had a problem)
has approximately 1600 hours

We have really had very few problems with the boat.

The inerior of the boat is very clean, no problems with the headliner
and minimal wear on any of the wood.

Following is a list of updates or additions

Full complitement of new sails (we replaced them in Oct 2002, sailed
across the Atlantic, then sailed to Trinidad - total use less than 6
months) as well as the old sails still in good shape, as spares

New hot water heater (used 1 month)

New windlass (used 1 month) - old one as spare

New mainsail electric motor (used 6 months)

SeaTel 2894 stabilized TV antenna - LNB for both Americas and Europe

Bezzenzoni hydraulic passarel (new in Oct 2002)


PowerStat 3000 110v charger/inverter and original 220v charger

Furuno integrated Radar/GPS display at both helm and nav station below

New batteries (I will be putting new ones in next month)

Custom-made Subrella bimini/cockpit cover/mosquito net and shade cover
(replaced the stock bimini and raised it to accomodate our height)

CD changer

Furuno Weather FAX

AB aluminum bottom 3.2 meter dinghy with Honda 15HP 4 stroke engine
(both purchased in 2000, but used very little)

She is currently in Trinidad and we will be moving her up to Florida in
the next month or so to be listed with Joel. If anyone is interested,
please contect us for more details.

Jerry Trimm
PFM




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ICW and mast height

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

We just sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to Charleston South Carolina. We
went outside except for a short span from Beufort, SC northward. I
echo what Joel has said. In addition to all the anxiety about depth,
narrow shallow areas, and bridges be aware that the water will stain
your hull brown. I spent a couple of hours washing (buffing) just 16
hours worth of brown water travel stain from the bow area of the
boat.

That said I would highly recommend a trip up the rivers to Svannah,
Georgia and Beufort, South Carolina. There is a 65 ft fixed bridge
coming north up the river towards Beufort but it can be safely
negotiated as long as at least 5 1/2 boards are seen on the bridge
dolphin (per the Port Royal Marina that lies alongside the bridge).
The tide here is about 7 feet. Beufort was worth the effort.

We enjoyed both of these places immensely.

Regards, Gary Silver Liahona SM 2000 Hull # 335


Re: Chain Counter

Alain dHYLAS
 

Hi Yves,

Unfortunately I don't have the solution to repair your chain meter
counter in Panama... but, until it will be repaired, may I suggest a
small and inexpensive product called " Chain Rainbow" manufactured by
an Italian company "Osculati" (www.osculati.com)

They are small plastic "diabolos" (8 of each color) of very bright
colors, inserted inside each chain link, every 5 meters and this will
allow you to see how much chain you had paid out..

They are very efficient and as a liveaboard sailor, I've been using
them continuously since 4 years now..

Fair winds and peaceful anchorages,

Alain


Heat exchangers

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Dear Olivier and John, Thank you for your useful comments.I do know that Onan rather pride themselves on looking after their customers way after the warranty period, so I will have another go with the UK branch this summer. Who knows, between all of us we might get them to change.In all other respects the Onan has proved totally reliable. Ian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Randy Kilmon <drifter01us@...>
 

Just a reminder. "Drifter" is also for sale. She is a
1999 SM 2000, hull # 240. The boat has just had a
professional wax job and two coats of bottom paint.
Also, a new Garmin chartplotter has been installed in
the cockpit.
She is ready for cruising anywhere.
Asking price: $455,000.
See photos and all the details at:
sydrifter.home.comcast.net
(don't put "www" before the address)


Call Randy Kilmon (804) 436-9410

--- "Shann, Mark V" <shannmv@...> wrote:
Hi Jerry, I have an 1984 Maramu and am looking to
move up. Based in Med,
but may more to Trinidad next year, could you send
me some more details,
price and if poss, photos,

Thanks

Mark Shann
Synnefoula

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf
Of PFM53
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Hi all

After much agonizing, my wife and I have decided to
sell our 1995 Super
Maramu. When we bought her, we thought we were
going to retire, but
have since discovered we are not quite ready to so
yet. So, the
following is a brief description of "PFM":

The boat is US Coast Guard Registry

The aft cabin has a double bed with Vanity

The engine has been well maintained and we have
never had a problem with
it.
It has approximately 2500 hours. Generator (also
never had a problem)
has approximately 1600 hours

We have really had very few problems with the boat.

The inerior of the boat is very clean, no problems
with the headliner
and minimal wear on any of the wood.

Following is a list of updates or additions

Full complitement of new sails (we replaced them in
Oct 2002, sailed
across the Atlantic, then sailed to Trinidad - total
use less than 6
months) as well as the old sails still in good
shape, as spares

New hot water heater (used 1 month)

New windlass (used 1 month) - old one as spare

New mainsail electric motor (used 6 months)

SeaTel 2894 stabilized TV antenna - LNB for both
Americas and Europe

Bezzenzoni hydraulic passarel (new in Oct 2002)


PowerStat 3000 110v charger/inverter and original
220v charger

Furuno integrated Radar/GPS display at both helm and
nav station below

New batteries (I will be putting new ones in next
month)

Custom-made Subrella bimini/cockpit cover/mosquito
net and shade cover
(replaced the stock bimini and raised it to
accomodate our height)

CD changer

Furuno Weather FAX

AB aluminum bottom 3.2 meter dinghy with Honda 15HP
4 stroke engine
(both purchased in 2000, but used very little)

She is currently in Trinidad and we will be moving
her up to Florida in
the next month or so to be listed with Joel. If
anyone is interested,
please contect us for more details.

Jerry Trimm
PFM




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Onan electrolysis

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hi Ian,

I had a problem after 30 months. I had overlooked replacing the anode
in the heat exchanger and it had disintegrated.My unit was grounded
when I got delivery in January 2001. The electrolysis had not damaged
the unit itself so far as I could see BUT the bronze end plates had
become dezincified and the outboard one had cracked right across. Only
the neoprene gasket had saved me from a potentially disastrous
leak.Also the paint was peeling off the unit. I repainted it and
fitted new endplates from Onan.

Strangely enough I have recently replaced the anode after a further 18
months and found it to be in good shape being only about 30-40 percent
wasted and the paint was also perfect. The easiest way to check the
condition of the unit is to take it off completely, also the remains
of the old zinc can be unscrewed from the holder and replaced with a
new zinc at much less cost.

I have no idea why the elecrolysis appears to have stopped. It might
have something to do with the fact that I replaced the magnesium anode
in the hot water heater a year ago and this resulted in the hot water
being 'fizzy' for a couple of months during which time I assume the
new anode disolved. Earlier on the mild steel 5 litre pressure vessel
behind the gen set failed becausse of electrolysis and when I replaced
it I used plastic fittings to connect it and that seems to have solved
that problem (at least the tap water has not started looking rusty red
yet).

Best wishes from Malta, Anne and John Hollamby, Bali Hai No 319